Sponsor giveaway: Poorly Drawn Things

Penny Poorly giveaway

It’s been quite a while since we had a sponsor giveaway here, and I’m thrilled to welcome Penny Poorly of Poorly Drawn Things here on Pikaland! Penny is based in San Diego, USA and psychedelic, colourful patterned pieces are the hallmark of her work! Penny’s work has grown from tiny Bic and Sharpie pen sketches to large watercolors and beyond – often immortalized in brooches, necklaces, prints and more.

She’s offering Pikaland readers a Forest Animal Prize Pack worth USD$38 that includes one Scavenger 2” x 2” Cameo Necklace (25$ value) + one Little Rabbit brooch (8$ value) + a Forest Animal Sticker set featuring cute forest animals are taken from one of her larger watercolor paintings (5$ value)!

Since Penny started out with Bic and Sharpie pens, tell us what materials and tools YOU used when you first started out! Leave your answers in the comments section of this post and we’ll fish out a winner after 15th November 2011!

See more over at Penny’s links below!
Poorly Drawn Things website | Poorly Drawn Things Etsy shop | Poorly Drawn Things Facebook page

*UPDATE: Commenting has now closed, thanks so much for participating. The winner of this giveaway is Anita Van Hal as chosen via random.org!

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32 thoughts on “Sponsor giveaway: Poorly Drawn Things

  1. I’m still fairly new to all this, but I actually started out by wanting to be more creative, but I thought “I can’t draw!” etc and so started with collage and a visual journal. Once that had sparked my creativity back into action I started painting with acrylics. Nowadays I use mainly pen and pencil, and sometimes watercolour. But I’m still constantly trying to experiment with different materials etc! ~ Sara

  2. I started with watercolors, because I always felt it was easy to get a lovely and visually appealing result even if it wasn’t expertly painted. Painting with watercolors was and still is relaxing, so it remains my favorite medium. 🙂

  3. Ahh! Thanks for offering such neat giveaways. I have been doing art since I could pick up crayons, but I remember using my Dad’s carpenter and wood pencils the most. They were big and I could hold them easily with my little hands, and they never needed to be sharpened. I also loved to draw on newspapers and magazines! I have come a long way since those days…thank goodness!

  4. I started out with the good ol’ HB pencil and kraft paper, haha. Nothing beats simplicity!

    Now to soothe my scribble-needs I use microns and charcoal. But my main focus has moved away from the paper and onto oil based clay & plaster!

  5. Started out around age 5 with my dah and his oil paints and pastels… moved on to water colors and then tempra and acrylic. Now I use all mediums from graphite to inks and so on 🙂 not a very exciting story but I had to start some where lol

  6. I started out drawing on the dot matrix print outs my mom and dad would bring home from work-I went through paper so fast. Pencil has always been my fave from the start. It has to be sharp!

  7. I love ink, also pencil, markers and textures. Mixed media facinates me, so I try to mix it all up. I just discovered your blog and really like it here. Great giveaways to boot! xoxo

  8. I guess crayons when I was a little kid, then pencil which I have stuck with since and some times pen and ink. But I love making different kinds of textures with acrylics and various materials.Thou when Im animating im tracing in flash, but still love using textures to get a more hand drawn feel to it.

  9. I first started out with the Berol handwriting pens they use to give you each term at school and some fat Crayola washable markers.
    I loved cutting out the Ducktales comics my mum used to buy me and rearrange them with hand drawn speech bubbles to make nonsensical stories!

  10. I started out as a little kid with bamboo pens and China ink that my mother gave me for my birthday. Oh – and wax crayons! I loved those. I still use them from time to time but mostly draw with graphite and paint with oils and acrylics.

  11. When I first started? Really think black gel pens. And really fine point markers. The finer point it had, the better. I don’t know what the reasoning was….but it’s stuck to this day and that’s still what I use. (when I’m not using acrylics or spraypaint).

  12. I started out w/ prisma colour markers (and of course pencil & micron pens)…now I do most of the colouring in photoshop, but I do miss the smell of the markers and getting ink all over my fingers.

  13. alas, i dont have any skills other than knitting and such, but i have to say i love your work its so cute! i wish i could draw, but ive given up trying to delude myself into thinking i can, and im gonna leave it to the experts like you !

  14. This is a fun question.
    I first started out with sarcasm. It was a gradual process figuring out which medium to apply that to.
    Having supplies on hand I made up a card for my sister where I called her a slut and wished her merry christmas.
    Those are still the materials I use. (i’m loyal)

  15. I really sketch only for jewelry design, but I love gel pens, especially when they were a new thing and I was in college. I did a lot of anatomical art in the margins of my workbooks. I am a much better 3D artist, so I really think PDT’s art is fascinating. It’s unique and different, definitely with its own style.

  16. Oh the humble, yet mighty, HB!!! Held in little chubby fingers up against fresh white pages, trying to express something my young brain couldn’t comprehend in words. That’s how I started out. Daydreaming in black white and all shades inbetween 🙂

  17. Started out with? That goes back a long, long time, but I do remember being thrilled when Bic pens came out in the 60s (is that correct?)…and sadly, I remember the very first felt tipped pens…but I started out with Crayola crayons as a child…and I still love them! I’ve graduated to Prismacolor pencils and markers, and love Stabilo pastel pencils, but Crayolas will always have a place in my heart! Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. Well, I’m more or less still in the “baby” steps stage. I’ve been an avid doodler my whole life. I couldn’t keep a blank page so .. clean. I mainly use just general everyday pens. Sometimes I venture off into the land of card stock and watercolors. I hope to be able to say in the future I use ink and lots of acrylic. But, that’s definitely a while away!

  19. I draw and doodle with any writing instrument I can get my hands on, and I started with crayons. Now, I most like using pencil and fine tip markers, and watercolors if I’m feeling particularly talented that day (a rare event).

  20. I started out with crayons, my parents used to let me look out the windows and draw the rain on the wall below them when I was maybe four.

    After that my love affair for bold line ball point pens started and they are still my favorite.

    Can I just say I love poorlydrawnthings? My fingers itch acquisitively every time I see an item of hers. Must own.

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